Area Sports Briefs: All-district basketball announced

Published 12:55 am Wednesday, March 18, 2015

From staff reports

South Rowan’s Avery Locklear and East Rowan’s Kelli Fisher were named to the All-District 11 first team by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association.

West Rowan’s Khaila Hall was named to the second team, while South Rowan’s Cassidy Chipman made the third team.

Davie’s Madison Zaferatos was named to the second team for the district.

• Rowan had two players on the boys All-District 11 team. West Rowan’s Celexus Long made the second team, and Salisbury’s D.J. Alexander was a third-team pick.

7th-grade hoops

Mooresville’s girls beat  Erwin 41-29 and Knox’s boys beat North Rowan 44-38 in semifinals on Tuesday.

In championship games at West Rowan Middle on Wednesday, West Rowan’s girls play Mooresville at 4:30 and West Rowan’s boys play Knox at 6.

Prep soccer

Salisbury’s girls soccer team lost 4-0 at Trinity on Tuesday.

It was the first loss for the Hornets, who couldn’t match the speed of Trinity forward Kaitlyn Cox. She  scored three goals.

Salisbury’s Shelby Holden was injured in warmups. Ceci Cardelle continues to battle through injuries and had to be carried off of the field early in the second half.

Salisbury trailed 1-0 at halftime and had early opportunities but couldn’t capitalize.  Salisbury got solid play from Katie Bullock, Gracie Nunez, and Bethanie Stauffer.

Thursday’s  match vs. Albemarle has been postponed. Salisbury starts the CCC season at East Davidson on March 23.

Prep golf

In a match at Corbin Hills on Tuesday, Salisbury shot 167 and defeated North Rowan (243).

Scorers for Salisbury were Abraham Post (39), Alex Antosek (40), Christopher Queen (42) and Gabe Steinman (46).

Will Anthony’s 59 led the Cavaliers.

Prep baseball

A.L. Brown beat Vance 7-3 for a MECKA baseball  win on Tuesday.

Jordan Reid pitched five scoreless innings, struck out nine and allowed four hits. Nathan Watson got the save

Clayton Gilmore, Casey Ritchie and Damon Johnson had two hits each for the Wonders.

Kameron  Sherrill stole home in the fifth inning.


Steven Santa Ana of Ardrey Kell  and Danasia Witherspoon of Hickory High were the NCHSAA  Performers of the Week.

  Santa Ana scored  44 points in  a 70-64 loss to Garner in the 4A  state championship game.

  Witherspoon scored 20 and helped Hickory finish as the only unbeaten varsity basketball team in the NCHSAA with a 71-53 win against Chapel Hill in the 4A championship game.

• The NCHSAA board of directors denied  the appeal of Myers Park High School on Tuesday afternoon to extend their women’s basketball season to play in a national event.

The 4A state champions had been invited to play in a national event in  April in New York City.

Women’s hoops

Radford senior Ayana Avery��s (West Rowan) career will continue in the 64-team Women’s NIT.

Radford (17-13) plays at East Carolina (21-10)  on Wednesday in a first-round game. Radford is playing a postseason game for the first time in seven years and is playing East Carolina for the first time since 1993.

Avery leads Radford in scoring with 10.7 points per game. She has connected on 73 3-pointers this season.

• Richmond (18-13) plays a first-round NIT game at Stetson (23-7) on Friday.  Freshman Karleigh Wike (East Rowan) has played in 24 games for the Spiders and averages 7.5 minutes per game.

• Jessica Heilig (Salisbury) finished her senior season at Gardner-Webb (15-17) with averages of  11.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

• Charlotte finished with a 15-17 record.

Senior Ayanna Holmes (Salisbury) started every game for the 49ers and led the team with 153 assists. She was second in steals with 62.

• Senior Olivia Rankin (Salisbury) started 29 games for the 49ers and averaged 5.3 points per game.

• Redshirt freshman Kelly Dulkoski (Carson) was the top 3-point shooter for Kennesaw State (17-13). Dulkoski shot 37.6 percent from long range —  32 of her 36 field goals were 3s.

• Shay Steele (West Rowan) had a strong sophomore season for Morehead State. She was second in the Ohio Valley Conference in blocked shots, ninth in field-goal percentage (45.6 percent) and 12th in scoring (13.8 points per game).

College softball

Ericka Nesbitt (East Rowan) is having a great season for Campbell.

Nesbitt is batting .469 and has scored 23 runs in 23 games.

  Elon’s Chelsea White (East Rowan) has been pitching well in relief.

White is 2-0 with two saves and a 2.80 ERA.

• Zebresha Blakeney (A.L. Brown) has started all 17 games for North Carolina A&T and is batting .302 with nine runs.

• Belmont Abbey’s Samantha Jacobs (North Rowan) pitched a five-inning shutout against Southern Wesleyan with four strikeouts for her third  win of the season.

• Pfeiffer’s Sydney Poole (East Rowan) pitched a two-hitter in a five-inning game Monday. Poole helped the Falcons beat North Greenville 8-0.

• Steffi Sides (East Rowan) has played in all of Guilford’s games and is batting .286 with five RBIs.

  Coker swept a SAC softball doubleheader at Catawba on Tuesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Cobras won 5-3 and 9-1. Catawba (10-8) is 0-2 in the league.

College baseball

Catawba’s Will Albertson was named SAC Baseball Player of the Week.

He reached base safely in 14 straight plate appearances to set a Catawba record.

• Tusculum’s Devin Watts (Mooresville) was named SAC Pitcher of the Week. He had a win and two saves.

• East Carolina’s Eric Tyler (South Rowan) had two hits in an 11-2 win against Princeton on Tuesday. Tyler is batting .328 with eight RBIs.

• Ryan Foster (Davie) had a strong outing Sunday against Columbia and is 2-0 on the mound for UNC Wilmington.

• Caleb Henley (East Rowan) started and pitched four innings and Matt Laurens (North Rowan) relieved for North Greenville in Tuesday’s 6-3 win against Tusculum.

College golf

Catawba finished  ninth out of 15 teams at the Hargett Memorial Invitational men’s golf tournament, which concluded on Tuesday. The three-round tournament was hosted by Wingate at the  Monroe Country Club.

The Catawba Indians shot a final-round total of 307 and posted a 909   for the three rounds. Tusculum overtook second-round leader Wingate with a final- round 291 to take team honors.   The Catawba B team had a 969 score.

Tyler Rutherford  had the best Catawba finish, placing 20th. He shot a final round 77 for a 223 total.

Local golf

Salisbury’s Frank Adams III shot a first-round 69 and is tied for fourth in the eGolf Tour’s Nova Tax Group Open.

• Sixty-four GARS members played at Warrior on Monday.

March 16, 2015: 64 m

Low ‘A’ flight player was Don Bishop with a net of 71.75  Low  ‘B’ Flight player was David Adams with a net of 65.07.

Low ‘C” Flight player was William Saunders with a net of 66.90. Low ‘D’ Flight player was Roger Costic with a net of 65.96.

Clayton Steele shot 79, 3 under his age.

Mid. school baseball

Salisbury Academy won 12-0 against North Hills.

Mitch Jeter had three hits. Chad van der Poel and Nicholas Peltz had two each.  Jeter struck out six batters. Graham Smith fanned three.

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart’s golf team shot 200 and  finished third in a match with Salisbury Academy (178), Concordia Lutheran (191) and Hickory Christian (208).

Ben Childress led Sacred Heart with a 44.

Salisbury Academy’s Charlie Barr shot 39.

• Sacred Heart’s track team competed at Summit School in Winston-Salem.

Winners for Sacred Heart were Luke Holland (100 hurdles and long jump), Spencer Hansen (600 meters) and Cole  Hansen (800).